Here are five UK literary agents seeking clients. Charlotte Merritt’s list covers a wide range of non-fiction, including history, memoir, politics, psychology and current affairs. Katie Fulford is looking for authors in both non-fiction and fiction. Michael Dean is primarily looking for a broad range of non-fiction.

Emily Talbot is on the lookout for middle grade of any kind as well as picture books. Julie Crisp wants historical fiction, crime/thrillers, bookclub fiction and science fiction and fantasy. Kate Walsh is looking for commercial non-fiction, particularly with a political or current affairs slant.

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Here are three new literary agents seeking clients. Kima Jones is interested in representing literary fiction, essay collections, memoir, hybrid texts, commercial fiction, poetry, YA, speculative fiction, science fiction, and horror.

Katie Fulford is looking for authors in both non-fiction and fiction. In non-fiction she is looking for a strong narrative voice and ideas based books that offer different ways of thinking about life. Also smart true crime, memoirs, nature, lifestyle and books about female and family issues. Her personal interests are in history, fashion, style and sport so anything in these areas is likely to pique her interest.

Margaret…


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This June there are more than four dozen calls for submissions. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.

I post calls for submissions on the first day of every month. But as I am collecting them, I post them on my page, Calls for Submissions. You can get a jump on next month’s calls for submissions by checking that page periodically throughout the month. (I only post paying markets.)

Also see Paying Markets for hundreds of paying markets arranged by…


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This June there are more than four dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to completed novels. Prizes range from $100,000 to publication. None charge entry fees.

Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions carefully.

If you want to get a jump on next month’s contests go to Free Contests. Most of these contests are offered annually, so even if the deadline is past, you can prepare for next year.

Good luck!

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Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction. Restrictions: Open to US…


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Writing workshops and conferences always pick up in the summer. This June features more than three dozen conferences and workshops for writers, mostly held online. Virtual events still offer everything a writer might want: intensive workshops, pitch sessions with agents, to how to market yourself and your books, discussions — there is something for everyone.

For a full list of conferences held throughout the year see Writing Conferences. During the pandemic most of these are being held virtually at reduced rates. Quite a few offer scholarships, so apply early.

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Clarksville Writers Conference. June 3–4, 2021: Clarksville…


What are Twitter pitch fests?

Twitter pitch fests are limited periods of time (usually one day) during which you can post a 280-character pitch for your book.

Agents are on the alert at these times, and they have the option of “liking” your pitch, and then asking for a full or partial.

If you have a completed, agent-ready manuscript, tweet your pitch! It can’t do you any harm, and it doesn’t preclude querying agents.

Believe it or not, pitch fests actually do work. Busy agents are often more likely to read and respond to an interesting twitter pitch than they…


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This May there are nearly three dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to completed novels. Prizes range from $60,000 to publication. None charge entry fees.

Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions carefully.

If you want to get a jump on next month’s contests go to Free Contests. Most of these contests are offered annually, so even if the deadline is past, you can prepare for next year.

Good luck!

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Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize. Restrictions: Open to female-identified writers. Genre


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This May there are nearly seven dozen calls for submissions. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.

I post calls for submissions on the first day of every month. But as I am collecting them, I post them on my page, Calls for Submissions. You can get a jump on next month’s calls for submissions by checking that page periodically throughout the month. (I only post paying markets.)

Also see Paying Markets for hundreds of paying markets arranged by form…


Here are seven new literary agents actively seeking clients. Dan Milaschewski wants Action/Adventure, Commercial, Crime, Family Saga, Fantasy, General, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Military, Mystery, New Adult, Religious, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult; and in nonfiction History, Humor, LGBTQ, Pop Culture, True Crime.

Emelie Burl represents Children’s, YA, and Pop Culture. Bailey Tamayo is looking for middle grade, YA, and adult speculative fiction, fantasy, sci fi, horror, and anything in between. Kristin Ostby represents authors of middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as picture book author/illustrators and select adult fiction.

Emily Glenister is seeking female-led reading group…


Here are six new literary agents actively building their client lists. Lee O’Brien is looking for books with clear stakes and an immersive world, as well as anything with lots of atmosphere, magic, monsters, intrigue, or a plot full of twists and turns across all age categories.

Meridith Viguet is looking to represent adult “sweet spot” fiction that straddles the commercial and literary line as well as popular nonfiction, especially titles that examine life in rural areas in the US and around the world, and current, too-wild-to-be-true memoirs.

Paige Terlip is actively building her list of illustrators and is especially…

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